Worksop, S81 8, Notts, United Kingdom
You would love Shireoaks Lakes if you are looking for a fishing site that features Kent‘s picturesque countryside. This venue is popular to both pleasure and serious carp anglers. It consists of three beautiful lakes, but the top lake in the woods is closed. However, the other two are open all year round.
The first pond, which has a lovely surrounding with an old monastery building to the left, contains more carp than the other. On the other hand, the middle pond has a quiet and lovely surrounding. It is frequently used for match fishing and known to have bigger carp than the first one. The lakes’ depth varies between 3 feet and 10 feet.
Both ponds are well-stocked with bream, mirror carp, common carp, chub, roach, rudd and tench.
Day tickets for adult (2 rod limit) and juniors (under 15) are available on site.
They do not allow groundbait (except in feeder), dead baiting, live baiting, hemp, method feeder, nuts and tares on site. Boilies are allowed on hooks only.
Follow these directions if you are coming from Ashford and the M20, Junction 9. Exit Junction 9 and follow the A28 in the direction of Tenterden. After around 5 miles on the A28, having passed the Great Chart turn off on your right and then the Shadoxhurst turn off on your left road signs for Woodchurch and the Shirkoak Fishing Lake appear. Take the Woodchurch turning on the left, into Bethersden Road and follow the bends for 2.5 miles until further signs guide you into the fishery car park on the right-hand side.
Follow these directions if you are coming from Tenterden. Heading along the Tenterden High Street, A28, in the direction of Ashford continue through St. Michaels, High Halden and Bethersden for around 6 miles and just after the Bethersden turn off on the left you should take the next turn off right signposted Woodchurch into Bethersden Road. Follow the bends for 2.5 miles until further signs guide you into the fishery car park on the right-hand side.
What size do the fish go to?
Mirror carp weighing up to 30 lbs. and common carp weighing up to 22 lbs. are present in the lakes. Roach weighing up to 2 lbs. 8 oz., tench weighing up to 5 lbs. and bream weighing up to 6 lbs. are present in the middle lake.
What tactics work well?
We couldn’t find any information about the tactics that work well for fishing in this fishery.
What facilities are on site?
Night fishing, parking and toilet facilities are available on site.
Is parking available?
Parking is available on site, but only disabled anglers are allowed to park by waterside.